NHS plans to close all local ambulance stations in London

The Guardian has reported that NHS bosses in London plan to shut every local ambulance station in London, prompting fears that patients could be harmed if 999 crews take longer to reach them.

The London ambulance service (LAS) has started a controversial programme to close all 68 ambulance stations and replace them with 18 new “ambulance deployment centres” or “hubs”.

A patient group has criticised the plan as “dangerous” and MPs are worried that having fewer ambulance stations around the capital could mean patients wait longer to get to hospital.

Full story in The Guardian, 25 September 2021